October 2018 Update: The Oyster Thief is going viral online

The Oyster Thief has been getting a ton of attention on social media! The most beautiful half-dozen shots from just the last week are below.

Credits, from left to right: Jacky—@betterwithabookinmyhand), Asma—@oasisgirlmd, and Christine—@xenatine
Credits, from left to right: Anna—@thecityofdarkclockwork, Jen—@bookbookowl, and Lisa—@remarkablylisa


The Oyster Thief has been enjoying a very active blog tour! Here’s what bloggers are saying.

“I found the novel truly enchanting throughout.” —Pop Culture Bandit

“This book is dreamy, refreshing, and heartening.” —Read with Sam

“It’s a great adventure story with memorable characters.” —Kristin Kraves Books

“This book is a beautifully written story of an underwater adventure.” —Books on the Bookshelf

“Faruqi’s writing really shines through the description of her setting.” —Biblio Virgo

You can read more endorsements and reviews of The Oyster Thief here.


The Oyster Thief has been amassing rave reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! Here is one of the latest, by Lara Marshall, who lives in the U.K.: “Wow! Faruqi has created a world that is tangible and beautiful. The ending was perfect and I could have read at least another 100 pages more.”

I welcome you to add your own voice to the conversation. You can access The Oyster Thief’s Amazon page here and the Goodreads page here.


I am pleased to announce that I did my 50th book event last week. Almost all 50 events were for my first book Project Animal Farm except for the last three, which I am showing below. The photo to the right is from the Fall Preview event of Penguin Random House Canada, where I am pleased to say that The Oyster Thief was spotlighted as a fall release.

There are four events coming up soon:

  1. The book launch party of The Oyster Thief will be a fun-filled gathering on Thursday, October 11. We are almost at capacity for the event but there’s still just a little room left. The invitation is below and you can find the event on my website here.
  2. I will be doing a Reddit session for the first time. You will be able to ask me anything on Wednesday, October 17. I will be sharing the Reddit links on social media next week (@Sonia_Faruqi on Instagram and Twitter).
  3. Book talk on Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm at Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto).
  4. Book talk on Sunday, November 18 at 10.30am at West Hill United Church (62 Orchard Park Drive, Toronto).